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sugar cane? #139802
08/30/06 12:18 PM
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I'm from a small town in Louisiana and I have unlimited access to sugar cane. I was wondering if it was okay for suggies to eat it. I would definitely skin it first.

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Re: sugar cane? [Re: ] #139803
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Thought you were from Florida <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Re: sugar cane? [Re: ] #139804
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LOL yeah I am but my family in Louisiana lives on 14 acres of pure sugarcane. We have it shipped to us all the time. And I was wondering if it would be okay to put a stick of it in his cage?

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I don't much about that. I don't think it will hurt them, but you don't want to give much at all. I'm sure someone that knows better will be here shortly.

Re: sugar cane? [Re: ] #139806
08/30/06 03:58 PM
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Britni~
My fluffballs get it once in a while.. don't see how it could hurt them. Just remember, it's sweet.. so they may ignore other things if left in there all the time. :-)

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08/30/06 05:46 PM
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okay thanks guys. Its fresh with no pesticides also. I have it vaccum packed and shipped overnight.

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08/31/06 02:48 AM
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ive wondered on sugar cane for a long time. i cant wait to find some n feed it to my girls....AAAH LIGHTNING

Re: sugar cane? [Re: ] #139809
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hows about coconut?

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both are ok as occasional treats- but coconut is fatty and that needs to be kept in mind... and sugar cane is just that- pure sugar, no health benefit.. so really should be a rare treat...

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08/31/06 08:10 AM
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Coconut is fine as a treat.

Do be careful with commercially prepared sugarcane, tho. Most stores don't know how to store it properly, and I've seen mold in them on the shelves...and even unseen it could still be there. That could make your glider extremely ill. Personally, because I can't guarantee it's safety in the supplies I have access to, even though I'm sure they'd enjoy it as a treat, I will not feed it.

The poster of this thread has access to fresh, and knows the source, handling, etc. That would be okay, in that case, but without that knowledge, I would be very, very careful.


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Re: sugar cane? [Re: ] #139812
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such a good point Jen- I love sugar cane, and have had access to fresh and when I do I enjoy it- otherwise I don't bother... I'll buy a full cane here in MI, but thats the only way because then its fresh... at least in the one store I have seen them that way here.. but our babies have never had it because I haven't had access to fresh since we got them..

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scary, any good way to get rid of or detect mold?

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Not that I am aware of. It can be present in small enough amounts you could probably see it with a microscope...but at that point I'd just go for a treat I know is safe. Even small amounts can cause illness, especially in a very small body. Depending on the strain, some are benign, some really nasty, and I don't know one from another, personally. Molds aren't my thing.

In aflatoxins, the fungus that causes it, aspergillis, you won't see on the food (peanuts, crickets, etc)...but it can be there. If the glider is exposed, it will die...there is no treatment or cure and the liver will fail over time. So I don't take chances with my gliders when I know something could pose a risk, whether it's visible or not. HTH

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